- This extension displays a visible backlink to the Developer's site.
Mad4Joomla is a very easy-to-use Joomla component for the creation of email forms. Preferences of this product are a better usability, classification in categories, working with templates, helptext to formfields, file upload as attachment, special routing technics to destination email addresses, integration of content in form pages and a very special new captcha technique. Thereby it is possible to build complex and huge contactsystems. Examples: jobs, reservation, contact, donations, polls etc.
HERE IS THE FREE / NON COMMERCIAL FORK (ALSO J1.6 - J2.5):
ATTENTION! SINCE THE V 1.2 RELEASE, WE PROVIDE ALSO AN UPGRADE VERSION!
The appropiate package is also available at the download section.
Download Modules, Plugins and Hotfixes here:
Mad4Joomla Mailforms used to be the first form extension focused on usability. Our aim is to provide a component which is easy-to-use and stable out of the box. Meanwhile there are nearby 1000.000 satisfied users of Mailforms.
For whom is this extension?
- For those who don’t want to care about complex settings and need a quick and easy form creation.
- For companies who are providing Joomla services to customers.
This is an extension which every customer does understand and can create forms within minutes.
- For beginners, advanced users and professionals needing an extension which doesn’t cause trouble and saves time.
If you have problems first read our F.A.Q.'s:
Dear User, this extension contains a small visible copyright link to us as copyright holder. We consider it as a small thank you. It helps to promote our company. This is common practice on many joomla extension and supported by the FSF. See also the footer of JED.
RANK OUR POPULARITY BY THE SUBMITTED LANGUAGES OF OUR USERS:
English , German , Traditional Chinese , Simplified Chinese , French , Dutch , Slovak , Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Spanish , Russian , Japanese, Romanian, Czech, Indonesian, Macedonian, Portuguese (front), Hungarian (front) , Danish (front) , Polish (front), Swedish (front), Croatian (front), Greek (front), Norwegian (front), Catalan (front), Hebew (front)
2012-08-16 Version 2.0.1 Bug Fix release
Thank you for the review.
Please note that Proforms (Basic or Advance) is the offical follow up of Mad4Joommla.
If you like to have an improved version please use Proforms.
Anyway, we are planning a brand new version of Mad4Joomla for the new J plattforms.
Since I started building sites in Joomla (2008) I used Mad4Joomla.
Whenever I had an issue the guys from Mad4Media helped me out without asking for a fee.
I still find it very easy and use it for my projects even the following Proforms is more powerful.
I really hope that Mad4Media releases a Joomla 2.5 version.
It has covered the calendar pop up.
Sent a support request and got a solution within 10 minutes.
Probably it was my lucky day to get the solution that fast... however it is the best FREE support I ever got.
Mad4Joomla doesn't have that many features but in general Mad4Joomla is very stable.
The best free form for Joomla 1.5
But i had a slight problem
When i set up the forms, the submit button was not vision, any one had any idea on this?
You can not miss the submit button because it is built in!
It is allways visible even if you don't use a captcha.
Think there must be an issue with your template.
In many cases not standard compliant templates are working with layers or alter form elements.
As your template provider if (s)he uses any techniques to alter form elements and turn it off if so.
WE CAN NOT HELP ANYBODY WHO CAN NOT READ!
On the project site you can find the technical requirements.
There we point out that the GD library with true type font support must be installed on your server.
Otherwise you can not use the native captcha's.
Furthermore, Mad4Joomla does have 4 different captcha techniques. Those don't have been tested by the reviewer.
We also provide information via the F.A.Q's about issues with captcha.
At last we provide a pro version (Mooj Proforms) of Mad4Joomla. This is commercial and does support reCaptcha.
Mad4Joomla and Proforms are the same software with different names.
So talking about spending money for a decent form extension, when there is a commercial pro version (with all the missing features :) ) sounds extremly like a malicious review.
1) the textboxes extend beyond the designated area (into/underneath the right joomla menu module) and beyond the form's template width, as set in the configuration
2) the Balloon tips are not positioned properly in the latest edition of Chrome and in IE8. They appear a few centimeters above the question-mark (they work fine with FF3.6.10)
3) The calendar pop-up box doesn't work in latest Chrome and IE8 (it works fine in FF3.6.10). No pop up at all is presented
4) when cliking the reload captcha button, the whole form is reloaded, emptying the completed fields.
Apart from the above, this is an easy to work with and it produces great looking forms.
Thank you for this review.
First of all we want to state out that almost all of these issues are based on the Joomla template and misapplication of the software.
1.) PierreB hasn't set a width value for the fields. By Setting a value like 250px or 99% this issue doesn't appear.
2.) We answer this in our FAQ. PierreB must not have read the FAQ's. The balloon tip of Mad4Joomla is based on a 3rd party script. This script does have problems with complex templates. This is why we have changed this script in the pro version Proforms and wrote a new script from scratch.
If you have problems like this we suggest purchasing a subscription of Proforms.
3.) Also the calendar popup is a 3rd party script. The problem is that this script is often used by other extensions and also by Joomla itself. This can cause some issues. There are also some templates causing this issue.
4.) We don't know from this issue and are going to check it out.
All of this issues could have been solved if PierreB has had a service subscription.
Mad4Joomla is "free as in beer" and we ask you to understand and respect that we don't provide tech support for this component.
By purchasing a subscription of the pro version Mooj Proforms you will get a much improved Mad4Joomla, tech support and will support the whole Mad4Joomla Project.
For public interests: We are planing to transform Mad4Joomla into Proforms Light and hoping thereby to purge such issues.
Without it blocking, i would rate them 4 stars...
We know this issue very well and it is not caused by Mad4Joomla or Proforms. It is an issue about misconfigured server and Joomla. We solved it even it isn't a extension bug several times for our customers which have bought service.
Well I understand that Perihan is disapointed if (s)he doesn't get support but we are a company and support costs also money for us. So if people who have purchased the pro version proforms are getting faster support is the most normal thing in the world.
If Perihan would have been patient (s)he would have got also an answer.
Perihan is rating the service which doesn't say anything about the component.
She is disappointed because (s)he doesn't get support which is normally only for customers who have purchased service time.
This is commercial dispute which is not allowed by the rules of JED! This is why have reported this review to JED.